February is National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month! Every February, the school-based health care community celebrates School-Based Health Care Awareness Month, to recognize success and to raise awareness about how SBHCs are revolutionizing the way children and adolescents access health care services.
The theme for this year is “SBHCs: Healing Super Heros Every School Day! The premise of SBHCs is to place critically needed services such as medical and behavioral health care directly in schools so that young people, no matter their zip code, have equal opportunity to learn and grow.
The Office of Public Health manages 63 SBHCs in 28 parishes across Louisiana. This allows more than 71,000 students the opportunity, with a signed consent form, to receive medical and behavioral health services at school. To learn more about Louisiana’s School-Based Health Centers, visit PartnersforFamilyHealth.org/SBHC. To find detailed information about the Adolescent School Health Program, visit the Louisiana Department of Health’s website.
In honor of School-Based Health Care Awareness Month, Dr. Gee will visit South Camreon High in Grand Chenier and Christus Health Central Louisiana will recognize SBHCs that have been in operation for 20 years or more. Please join us as we raise awareness of those who Heal Super Heroes Every Day!
For more information about School-Based Health Care Awareness Month visit: https://www.sbh4all.org/school-health-care/awareness-month/